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What Vitamin Supplements Or Herbs Cause A Slower Heart Rate
None: There aren't any that predictably slow the heart except foxglove which is the active ingredient in digitalis. Digitalis has a very narrow therapeutic window with toxicity occurring easily. Taking foxglove to slow the heart would be like talking into metal cans strung together instead of using a phone.
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Not due to low D: It's not likely to be due to "low vitamin d". Vitamin d is insufficient if below 30ng/ml and deficient if below 20ng/ml. Even in these situations it shouldn't be slowing your heart rate. More likely it may be related to mineral deficiency.
Are vitamin supplements good for the heart to slow down its damaging effects when a person consumes a fatty meal?
Likely not cause: While the symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency are still not clear, it is not likely to cause shortness of breath and rapid heart rate by itself. Get seen now: shortness of breath and rapid heart rate are serious symptoms and should not be ignored. Low Vit D level is certainly not helping things though and continue supplement to replace it, too. See https://medlineplus. Gov/vitaminddeficiency. Html
Could taking cod liver oil cause your heart rate to spike and blood pressure or would that just be anxiety and OCD worrying about the vitamins A&D?
Cod liver oil: In the U.S., it is unlikely to have significant deficiencies of either vitamin A or D. There is usually no need to take cod liver oil or any other supplement of these vitamins. Having said that, cod liver oil does not usually cause the symptoms you're describing. They certainly could be due to anxiety. I would stop the cod liver oil, and if the symptoms persist, see your doctor. Good luck.
Which vitamins and supplements are good for people who has high cholesterol and heart problems in the family?
Depends: It depends on what part of your cholesterol panel is high: fish oil, specifically dha and epa, have been shown to reduce triglycerides. They do not lower ldl, nor do they raise the HDL if the triglycerides are not elevated. Dha and epa may help reduce the risk of a second heart attack, but they haven't been shown to prevent the 1st one. Most vip: all fish oils have variable amounts of dha/epa.See 2 more doctor answers
I am a heart patient. I had the "widow maker" 15 years ago. Since that time I have a pacemaker/defibrillator installed. I'm 64 years old. I take, as far as vitamins and supplements, fish oil twice daily, B Complex, Vitamin C and also a potassium pill
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I heard that b vitamins speed up heart rate similar to caffeine. Could this be bad for your heart?
Generally no: B vitamins affect metabolism and nervous system function but do not have alpha/beta effects that is the cause of heart rate up/down with certain meds/herbs.
What is causing my hypocomplementemia? I have low TSH and vitamin d. I've had kidney stones. My blood pressure and heart rate have all been higher
Slow heart rate: Slow heart rate can have a number of causes. Some people who are highly athletic and in peak physical condition have a low heart rate, and other healthy people just tend to have a low resting heart rate. Low heart rate can occur with certain medications and disease states, including hypothyroidism, cardiac diseases, autoimmune and infectious diseases, and central nervous system disorders.See 1 more doctor answer
What is MPV?: I have checked a dictionary for acronyms and cannot find this one. Am pretty sure you don't mean "Muslims for Progressive Values" (one of the ones I found). The only medical term I know for MPV is "mean platelet volume" which is term found on complete blood counts. Please clarify.
Can a slow heart rate cause water retention? Just looking for some answers, as I have suffered for years with this problem, and know I do have a slow heart rate, also pac which they say are benign.
Generally: Generally no, as long as your heart function, specifically both the squeezing (systolic function) and relaxing (diastolic function) are normal. If those have not been evaluated previously then you can discuss getting an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) with your doctor. There are many things that can cause leg swelling, not just heart issues, including medication side effects and vascular issues in the legs.
Normal is 60 to 100: Heart rates slower than 60 beats per minute are considered bradycardias. Some normal people have heart rates slower than 60 like athletes. Some patients take medications called beta blockers (e.g. Lopressor) that cause slow heart rates. If your pulse is less than 50, then you should see your doctor. Slow heart rates may need a pacemaker.
Can bradycardia cause memory loss? So for instance if you had a slow heart rate yesterday that you can't remember it well the next day?
Generally not: If you feel well, a slow resting heart rate is usually a sign of a healthy, or "conditioned" heart. Athletes commonly have resting heart rates below 60 beats per minute (bradycardia). However, if the rhythm is not normal (sinus), or you don't feel well, bradycardia may be a sign of heart disease. If you don't feel well, check with your doctor, or er and have an electrocardiogram done. Dr. Mike.
Slow heart rate, also called bradycardia, is defined as a resting heart rate (pulse) less than 60 beats per minute. Having a heart rate less than 60 is not necessarily abnormal. In fact, people in good cardiovascular shape have a low heart rate. People with certain heart conditions may take medications which lower the heart rate as one of ...Read more
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